I had an amazing feeling when I finally held the tape in my hand.
- Posted on Feb 1st 2011 11:00AM by John D. Luerssen
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Michael Cohl was originally sued for $5.35 million by Live Nation for breaching a contract he signed when he quit the company in 2008. Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Cohl is countersuing and alleges that Live Nation attempted to "interfere" and "destroy" his opportunity to acquire promotional rights to a Stones tour later this year.
Details of the suit come closely after the Stones' tongue logo appeared on the Glastonbury Festival's official website, prompting rumors that the group would headline the summer event. In April, guitarist Keith Richards told the BBC, "Everybody's ready to go out there again ... We're looking forward to working."
Cohl first worked with the Stones on the group's 1989 blockbuster 'Steel Wheels' reunion trek. He alleges that Live Nation initially planned to partner with him on a bid for the band's next tour, but then attempted to undercut him.
The Rolling Stones Perform 'Start Me Up' in 2007